Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Winter 2019–20 programming is underway!

Authentic Movement & Action Theater, freeing the resonant voice, Evening for the Senses, creative residencies & performance... There are many rich offerings this Winter for deepening into the magic of connection and creation. Learn More & Register >>

Registration is open...check out Spring 2020 programs!

Viewpoints, site-responsive performance, consent culture in Contact Improvisation, Spring Equinox Jam, Queer Lab & Jam, and more. Spring 2020 is rich in opportunities for exploring pedagogies of interrelationality. Learn More & Register >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

February 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to February 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
The voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath and touch. Harnessing the energy of the voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration...
February 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
A Valentine's Day special for individuals, couples, and families. Come awaken the palette and enliven the soul with an Ambrosial Dinner of many tastes, textures, colors, and smells; then immerse yourself in a deep listening meditation to the healing powers of the human voice, led by Odeya Nini with...
April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to April 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
A forum for CI teachers and committed practitioners to cross-pollinate ideas and strategies toward safer CI spacesCurated by Nicole Bindler, Deirdre Morris & Vivek Patel

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

February 16, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. Earthdance's Sunday Music & Movement Jams invite Contact Improvisation dancing at all levels. This Sunday Music & Movement Jam follows a...
March 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to March 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Spring Equinox Jam is centered around themes of research and renewal. As winter melts and gives way to spring, a cozy, curious, quiet atmosphere opens up for engaging in Contact Improvisation (CI) dancing and investigation. The Spring Jam averages 40–50 people, and is...
March 22, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. Earthdance's Sunday Music & Movement Jams invite Contact Improvisation dancing at all levels. Music & Movement Jam 7:30–9:30pm...